Shinshu Heritage Tour

Back To The “Samurai” Period @ Matsumoto and Omachi
When you come to think of authentic, ancient city in Japan, which city do you imagine? Certainly Kyoto, maybe Kamakura, also Nara, possibly some part of Tokyo…
Needless to say, all of these ancient cities are beautiful and world famous. BUT!!!! WAIT!!!! Don’t forget the city of Matumoto and Omachi in Nagano Pref.
Yes, Nagano is the mecca for winter sports, but this Prefecture has many other spots that many travelers enjoy other than winter activities.
Moreover, Matsumoto Castle was authorized on ranking no.3 on Trip Advisor for 「The Most Popular Travelling Destination」 in Japan, and No.2 on the「The Most Beautiful Castle in Japan」on Japanese traveling site.
SO, Let us show you the great historical city of Matumoto and Omachi !!!!!! Let’s time slip to the Sengoku Period.

●Shinshu Heritage Tour Time Schedule

Time Schedule
7:45〜8:20 Pick up from your hotel
8:20 Depart Hakuba
10:00 Matumoto Castle
11:20 Lunch at Hikariya-Higashi
13:00 Depart Hikariya-Higashi
13:30 Suien Japanese Sake Factory
14:00 Depart Suien Japanese Sake Factory
15:00 Matsuzaki Washi
15:45 Depart Matsuzaki Washi
16:00 Chojiya Salt Road Museum
16:45 Depart Chojiya Salt Road Museum
18:00 Arrive at Hakuba, Drop off service and bye !!!

Season End of Dec. ~ Early Mar. (Depending on snow depth)
7:45~8:20 [Pick up at your hotel in HAKUBA]
18:00〜18:30 [Accommodation drop off]
Location Matsumoto and Omachi
Pricing ■Full Day ~ 1 person ~13,500 yen
Winter clothes, warm, comfortable walking boots.
Tour Fee Includes : Entrance to Matsumoto Castle and Chojiya Museum,lunch,transport, Matsuzaki Washi experiece
Phone Reservation:0261-72-5061 e-mail
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・Designated a National Treasure
・Oldest castle in Japan, and has never been broken down or caught on fire
・There are only 5 castles in Japan that are still in good condition since it was build and Matsumoto castle is one of the official castle. Many castles in Japan has renovated, collapsed, or caught on fire during World War 2.

・This whole building was a warehouse which you call a 「kura 」in Japanese, and it is designated an Important Cultural Property.
・This building was renovated for Japanese ( East Building ) and French ( West Building ) cuisine area.

・You will be surprised how delicate the craftsman handles and makes the paper, and most importantly the material. It is 100% organic and natural.
和(wa)→ Japanese
紙(shi)→ Paper
・Please enjoy watching the process making this beautiful paper!!!!!! You will have time to make one for yourself !!

・This is called IRORI ( Hearth ), Japanese style fire place. You sit around this hearth, and there is a place above that travelers can dry their clothes.
・Inside, it is a museum about the salt road, and you can learn how people these days, traveled on foot carrying super heavy salt.